PASS returns to Port Royal for Memorial Weekend show

By Frank Buhrman

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The storyline basket is overflowing as the Pennsylvania Sprint Series heads to Port Royal Speedway Saturday to join the program for Night One of the Bob Weikert Memorial. 

For starters, the May 29 show is set to be the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car series’ 10th race of 2021 and so far there have been no repeat winners. Five of those previous winners are expected to be at the Port, including Garrett Bard, who presents another choice story. 

The 2020 national and PASS champion, Bard earned his first 2021 win last weekend at Selinsgrove Speedway, and a win at Port Royal would move him into sole possession of second place among PASS winners there. The win would be his seventh, breaking a tie with Tyler Bear behind all-time wins leader Jeff Miller, who has a dozen PASS wins at the Juniata County oval. 

Overall, half a dozen teams planning to be on hand Saturday are past Port Royal winners. Those 2021 and past Port winners are an impressive group, but the potential winners list for Saturday hardly ends there, as drivers like Doug Dodson, Christian Rumsey, Dom Melair, Erin Statler, Kenny Heffner, Mikell McGee, Kassidy Kreitz and others hope to show. 

Gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday with racing scheduled for 7 p.m. Adult general admission tickets are $25 ($10 for students) and pit passes are $35.